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Assistant/Associate Professor Journalism

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
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Oct 2, 2023

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Assistant/Associate Professor Journalism

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The School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Journalism beginning August 16, 2024. Appointment rank will be contingent upon qualifications.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an appropriate level of research productivity for their rank and help to build on already existing instructional capabilities of the journalism program. The successful candidate will have taught, have an interest in developing courses, or have a research specialization related to one or more of the following areas: race, class, culture, ethnicity, diversity, social media, mis/disinformation and/or sports journalism. The ability to teach courses in areas such as Solutions Journalism, Sports Journalism, Magazine and Feature Writing, Social Media Writing/Reporting, Visual Journalism or Editing and Design is a plus. A full listing of journalism-related courses and their descriptions are available online:

The successful candidate also will have taught or have an interest in developing distance or online journalism courses and/or study abroad opportunities. In addition to teaching five courses per year, responsibilities include service to the School, College, and the professional journalism community, teaching graduate-level courses and directing theses in the graduate program. We are particularly interested in candidates who advance our commitment to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Minimum Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in journalism, mass communication or related field at the time employment begins, and more than three years of professional journalism experience. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching college-level courses and a solid record of scholarly productivity commiserate with their rank or substantive evidence of research potential. Outstanding candidates who are in the final stages of dissertation writing ( ABD ) will be considered. However, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor for an ABD candidate requires the earned doctorate by the Aug. 16, 2024, start date. If the candidate fails to complete the degree by the designated date, the position will revert to an Instructor position. The offer will be withdrawn if the Ph.D. is not earned by May 15, 2025. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment; excellent communication skills required. Salary is competitive, dependent on qualifications and contingent on funding. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching collegiate-level journalism courses and a solid record of scholarly or creative productivity or substantive evidence of research potential.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will begin October 15th, 2023 and continue until a candidate is selected.

Application: Please go to this website to apply for the position:

Candidates should indicate in their cover letters the courses they are qualified to teach. A full listing of journalism-related courses and their descriptions are available online:

Inquiries should be directed to Justin Blankenship, Search Committee Chair:

About the School and University: Auburn University is one of the nation’s premier land-grant institutions and was ranked 52nd among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report. Auburn is an Carnegie R1-ranked research institution. Auburn has 1,330 full-time faculty and enrolls 30,440 students from all fifty states and nearly one hundred countries. Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual- career couples.” . The School of Communication and Journalism has almost 1,000 majors in Communication, Journalism, Film and Media Studies and Public Relations and close to 50 faculty members. The journalism program is nationally accredited and offers students the option of majoring in journalism or our newly created sports production degree ( ).

Location: Auburn, Alabama is a vibrant and thriving college town conveniently located within driving distance of Atlanta, GA (90 minutes), beautiful Lake Martin (45 minutes), and the Gulf of Mexico (under four hours) in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation (an MSA with a population of almost 200,000). With a newly constructed Performing Arts Center, Culinary Science Center, and world-class sports facilities, Auburn hosts a variety of cultural and sporting events throughout the year. It also boasts a low cost of living, high quality of life, and one of the top school systems in the state. It has been consistently ranked among the best places to live in Alabama and the country.

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